Block Play

Block play offers a rich opportunity for early math and science learning and the development of social, emotional, language, motor and cognitive skills. Kaplan offers a variety of unit blocks, hollow blocks, foam blocks, and cardboard blocks.

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Colorful Wooden Rainbow Arches and Tunnels - Set of 12
Colorful Wooden Rainbow Arches and Tunnels - Set of 12
Item: 33142
Status: In Stock
$149.95
2 years & up. The Colorful Wooden Rainbow Arches and Tunnels set is a vibrant addition to traditional block play. With 10 painted arches and 2 natural tunnels, children will love creating independent structures with these tunnels and arches, or incorporating them into their other blocks for endless building possibilities. Featuring rounded edges and smooth surfaces with a matte finish, these arches and tunnels are the perfect tool for enhancing early engineering skills and introducing concepts… More »
Unit Blocks - Basic Classroom Sets
Unit Blocks - Basic Classroom Sets
Item: 13904P
Status: In Stock
$349.95 - $889.95
Our superior-quality blocks are precision made from the finest hardwoods with sanded smooth beveled edges.A total of 28 shapes are precisely dimensioned in multiples or divisions of a basic 5.5" L x 2.75" W x 1.37" H unit so the blocks are easy to stack.
CONSTRUCT-A-SPACE
CONSTRUCT-A-SPACE
Item: 32886
Status: In Stock
$269.95
2 years & up. A versatile and fun set for building whatever a child can imagine! Use the flex connectors as hinges to further the design possibilities and bring your imagination creations to life. Set includes 76 durable plastic pieces: 18 beams, 18 large connectors, 24 small connectors, and 16 flexi connectors. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
Block Science Big Trucks
Block Science Big Trucks
Item: 89799P
Status: In Stock
$89.95
3 years & up. Building upon the multi-faceted early childhood development benefits of unit block play, these sturdy wooden trucks are designed to overlay a new lesson on how a simple machine works. Teaches children to investigate the mechanics of gears, levers, wheel and axle technology, and pendulums. Use Unit Blocks (sold separately) with these Block Science Big Trucks to teach simple machine and STEM concepts while encouraging construction, deconstruction, teamwork, social interaction and self-expression.
Soft Shape Blocks - Set of 12 - 2" x 2"
Soft Shape Blocks - Set of 12 - 2" x 2"
Item: 63727
Status: In Stock
$32.95
6 months & up. Introduce shapes to infants and toddlers with Soft Shape Blocks! The set of 12 blocks features a variety of shapes and colors. Children can begin basic shape recognition (circle, square, triangle) while they practice stacking and building. Great for sorting and matching by shape and color too! Surface wash only. Colors may vary.
Dream Builder Set - 19 Pieces
Dream Builder Set - 19 Pieces
Item: 32161
Status: In Stock
$129.95
3 years & up. This 19-piece magnetic building set by Panelcraft® comes in a rainbow of beautiful colors. Each square panel measures 9" x 9" and connects on the corners with an enclosed magnet. Make large structures, towers, play houses and more. Made from high-quality ABS plastic and 0.375" rare earth magnets sealed inside each piece.
Deluxe Log Building Set
Deluxe Log Building Set
Item: 81967
Status: In Stock
$54.95
3 years & up. Bring out your child's inner architect with this classic log building set. A classic wood toy with solid pine logs in red, yellow, and natural; green roof planks and red gables. Contains 250 pieces in a heavy-duty canvas bag for storage. This set comes complete with instructions to build a log cabin, barnyard, and tree house all at the same time.
30 Piece Classic Bucket of Vehicles
30 Piece Classic Bucket of Vehicles
Item: 82249
Status: In Stock
$64.95
12 months & up. Get ready to roll with cars, trucks, planes, boats, helicopters, and construction vehicles in bold primary colors! Wheels roll, propellers spin! Includes clear storage pail with 30 various vehicles, approximately 3"L. These toys are dishwasher safe and have no sharp edges. The boats float for fun water play and the cars roll across the floor without making any noise or leaving any marks. Vehicles are 100% dishwasher safe for easier cleaning.
Ramptastic - STEM Ramp for Testing Velocity on Different Surfaces
Ramptastic - STEM Ramp for Testing Velocity on Different Surfaces
Item: 63780
Status: In Stock
$54.95
3 years & up. This sturdy wooden incline ramp invites children to explore STEM concepts through prediction and experimentation. The six varying textures give children the opportunity to test the effects of surfacing, weight, and velocity on the potential speed and function of different objects. Ramptastic also introduces simple machines to children and is the perfect addition to the STEM toys in your classroom. Activity card(s) included. Cars sold separately. Measures 4.25" H x 4.75" W x 12.5" L.
Mix or Match: Police Vehicles® Set
Mix or Match: Police Vehicles® Set
Item: 32443
Status: In Stock
$30.99
3 years & up. Mix or match police vehicle parts to create ultimate police machines! This unique building set allows your little engineers to use their imaginations to design and create their own police cars, helicopters, or SWAT vehicles. Hidden magnetic connectors make the pieces easy to connect and disconnect so they can build again and again. It's endless "Creativity on Wheels" and more! Included: 3 Pre-designed Police vehicles that can be taken apart and formed into new, unique designs.
Brick, Blocks, and Rock Builders
Brick, Blocks, and Rock Builders
Item: 30298P
Status: In Stock
$159.95 - $639.95
3 years & up. Build to new heights with this fantastic collection of realistic pretend bricks, blocks, and rocks! This set of lightweight foam builders stack easily for endless creative building projects. The foam construction is water proof, but not UV-resistant; if kept outside for a long time, the colors will fade. Included: 20-piece Cinder Block Set, 25-piece Rock Wall Builder Set, 25-piece Brick Builder Set, and 25-piece Ice Brick Builder Set. Activity cards included.
Big City Building Blocks - 36 Pieces
Big City Building Blocks - 36 Pieces
Item: 30758
Status: In Stock
$52.95
3 years & up. Turn big building ideas into a big city! These Big City Building Blocks feature an array of blocks to construct tall or short buildings along with trees, bushes, and people to bring the city to life. Each building project supports the development of creativity, gross motor skills, and hand-eye coordination. Blocks are made from natural finished hardwood. Includes: 24 building blocks, 6 people blocks, 2 shrub blocks, and 4 tree blocks.
Soft Textured Dinosaur Set of 10 for Interactive Learning
Soft Textured Dinosaur Set of 10 for Interactive Learning
Item: 30658
Status: In Stock
$87.95
3 years & up. Introduce the wonderful beings of the prehistoric era with these Soft Textured Dinosaur Set for Interactive Learning. Children will love exploring the world of dinosaurs with this set of 10 soft, pliable dinosaurs. Use these figures in an interactive lesson about dinosaurs and prehistoric earth. For an extra activity, have children choose their favorite dinosaur and describe it. Measures from 6" long to 9" tall.
Friends with Special Needs - Set of 5
Friends with Special Needs - Set of 5
Item: 63572
Status: In Stock
$35.95
18 months & up. This set of five friends represents various abilities, ethnicities, and genders illustrating that everyone is unique and special in their own way. These friends make the perfect addition to any dollhouse and are able to teach so many about different types of people. Figures measure 5" tall. Blocks not included.
Community Workers 5" Tall - Set of 8
Community Workers 5" Tall - Set of 8
Item: 63186
Status: In Stock
$50.95
18 months & up. This set of familiar workers represents several current occupations that children might observe throughout their community. These brightly colored and easy to grip figures are perfect for an interactive lesson about making career choices. For discussion after the lesson, have children talk about someone they know in one of these roles. With diversity and non-traditional roles being represented throughout this set, children will know they can achieve any career they set out for.… More »
Community Workers 3" Tall - Set of 8
Community Workers 3" Tall - Set of 8
Item: 30824
Status: In Stock
$22.95
18 months & up. From a friendly firefighter to a caring doctor, this set of eight community workers represents many of the occupations children see throughout their community. These figures are easy to grip and perfect for an interactive lesson about careers. Children will delight as they identify familiar faces from their community, some they may know personally. These Community Workers are the perfect way to have a conversation about children's future occupations all while promoting fine motor… More »
LEGO® Vehicles Set - 9333
LEGO® Vehicles Set - 9333
Item: 88655
Status: In Stock
$139.95
$109.95
4 years & up. Explore the exciting world of wheels! The set lets children create and role play with a variety of vehicles that represent all kinds of transportation and travel. They'll learn about the roles and responsibilities of vehicles in their communities as they further develop their fine motor skills. Storage box included. 934 pieces.
LEGO® XL Blue Storage Bins - 9840 - Set of 6
LEGO® XL Blue Storage Bins - 9840 - Set of 6
Item: 89901
Status: In Stock
$159.95
18 months & up. This large storage box comes in packs of six. The boxes have transparent lids that snap into place and are ideal for stacking. They are great for most LEGO® Education Preschool sets. Each box has drainage holes so that LEGO® elements can be washed in the containers. Bins measure 16.5" x 12" x 10". Set of 6 bins with lids.
Straws and Connectors Sets
Straws and Connectors Sets
Item: 17471P
Status: In Stock
$29.95 - $41.95
4 years & up. Straws and Connectors are ideal in helping children develop Science, Technology, Engineering®, and Math (STEM) skills. It allows children to enhance hand-eye coordination, motor skills, logic, and problem-solving skills all while playing. Build a fort, rocket, boat, tower, tunnel, or bridge! Design your own scientific model, or create something unique. The opportunities are endless! The straws fit snugly on the connectors and are flexible so you can build arches and tubes.… More »
Durable Wooden Unit Blocks for Building and Block Play
Durable Wooden Unit Blocks for Building and Block Play
Item: 14019P
Status: In Stock
$149.95 - $259.95
3 years & up. Bring an architectural element to block play with these wonderful Durable Wooden Unit Blocks for Building and Block Play. Children will love building up structures and knocking them down to create more! Encourage your children to use their imagination to build unique structures or to recreate their favorite buildings. Have them identify the familiar shapes as they build. This set promotes fine motor skills, strategic thinking, collaborative play and creativity. Made of hardwoods… More »
Eco-Friendly Pink Dump Truck
Eco-Friendly Pink Dump Truck
Item: 141189
Status: In Stock
$32.95
12 months & up. Tough and durable, this dump truck is 100% made from recycled milk cartons. The eco design features a workable dumper, no metal axles to rust, and supports imaginative play skills. The production of the truck is environmentally friendly and saves energy. The eco-friendly pink dump truck measures 10"L x 7.5"W x 6.75"H. Made in the USA.
Guidecraft Block Science People & Cars Set
Guidecraft Block Science People & Cars Set
Item: 142349P
Status: In Stock
$19.95 - $38.95
3 years & up. Supplement the mathematical and social emotional activities of Block Science play with Block Science People. The rubberwood people are easily identified with over-molded mathematical symbols on soft plastic grips. Aspiring drivers can send their Block Science People on adventures in the Block Science Cars that feature over-molded plastic wheels that clip onto 2 smooth sanded rubberwood car units with seats for both a driver and passenger. Use the secure hitches to make an extended… More »
Wild Republic 11 Piece Aquatic Collection
Wild Republic 11 Piece Aquatic Collection
Item: 142706
Status: In Stock
$15.95
3 years & up. Learn all about the different sea creatures that live in our world! Encourages dramatic play and scientific learning. Set of 11 aquatic species. All plastic sea creatures are phthalate-free. Products have been tested to different international toy safety requirements.
Mix or Match: Construction Vehicles® Set
Mix or Match: Construction Vehicles® Set
Item: 146606
Status: In Stock
$30.99
3 years & up. Mix or match construction vehicle parts to create the ultimate building and demolishing machines! This unique building set allows your little engineers to use their imaginations to design and create their own construction trucks. Hidden magnetic connectors make the pieces easy to connect and disconnect so they can build again and again. It's endless "Creativity on Wheels!" Included: 3 Pre-designed construction trucks that can be taken apart and formed into new, unique designs.